Radio On The Real. Rachel Antonoff.

Last week, we had the opportunity to sit down with one of the brightest and most refreshing darlings of the fashion world out there today or any day…the one, the only, the fantastically hilarious and as-of-last-Monday-morning heavily cornrowed, Rachel Antonoff. This lady rocks. She’s not afraid to call it as she sees it, reveal a secret or two about her brother Jack when he was 15, give us all some tips on how to manage our phones while walking and her feelings on New Yorkers and their relationships with ambulances rushing their patients to the hospital.

Photo by Daniel Silbert. http://www.danielsilbert.com/

On a personal note from the Greg part of this duo, my wife Lesa has handled public relations for G.H. Bass & Co. for the last five or so years. Several seasons ago, just prior to Fashion Week she got a call. “Hello. This is So and So from Rachel Antonoff and she would like to use Bass shoes in her upcoming show which is set to be a murder mystery mock-up at the Lafayette House on such and such a date.” Rachel’s company being relatively new, my wife had no idea who Rachel Antonoff was and brushed it off. But that person (who was actually Rachel herself!) kept calling. And, something about her “sweet determination” charmed my wife to the point that, as Lesa describes it, she’d “do absolutely anything for the girl.” After several highly entertaining email exchanges they decided to get together for coffee. If you’ve ever had the privilege of meeting Ms. Antonoff, you know that she’s one of those rare individuals for whom one basically feels love at first sight, so naturally Lesa was drawn to her creativity, charm and character. Long story short, Rachel got the shoes for her show and ended up collaborating with Bass women’s designer Anita Da Silva on a capsule collection with Bass called Bass Loves Rachel Antonoff (now entering its fifth season). Thanks to Ms. Antonoff’s tenacity and drive we scored a great friend and the fashion world scored some killer new kicks.

Thanks to Daniel Silbert for the charming portrait of Rachel. There are many many more fantastic shots at www.danielsilbert.com.

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We earn our living selling New York City. The next day is never like the last. The last is never ordinary. We witness all sorts. We listen to the City’s noise. We devour its phenomenal food. On the Real is our documentary. It is your pack of unfiltered New York 100s.

Fun.

Sunday night was a great night to be a parent.  We took the 9.8 year old to see his first rock concert and favorite band fun.at Terminal 5.  The severe tweaking was formidable, putting it mildly.

Our family is fortunate enough to have these very talented and kind bunch of guys for friends and Jack’s sister and Nate’s better half, sweet amazing Miss Rachel Antonoff, made sure that our Cavan had the full VIP treatment with amazing seats just over the stage.  It was an absolutely incredible vantage point to watch them play what seemed to be every song off the 1st album, Aim and Ignite as well as their smash hit new work of genius, Some Nights.

New York crowds are notoriously tough, but this was one was bananas.  It seemed like every person in the audience knew every word to every song and felt the very strong desire to scream every syllable out at the top of their lungs. Kinda fantastic!  My wife’s throat still hurts!

At the end of the show, we were ushered backstage to a celeb-packed greenroom where we all got to say hello to the guys.  Sir Cavan was was left positively elated watching the aftermath of a gift that his idols…his friends…had just delivered to him in the form of one of the best shows anyone will ever see live.  Thank you, Rachel.  Thank you, boys.  It has been so much fun watching you soar!

About the Author |
We earn our living selling New York City. The next day is never like the last. The last is never ordinary. We witness all sorts. We listen to the City’s noise. We devour its phenomenal food. On the Real is our documentary. It is your pack of unfiltered New York 100s.